Members Helping Members: Red Canoe Kicks Off "Fill the Canoe" School Supply Drive to Benefit Vine Maple Place
Red Canoe Credit Union, a Covington Chamber member sponsor, has kicked off their annual Fill the Canoe back-to-school drive. This year, Red Canoe is partnering with Vine Mpale Place, a local nonprofit dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness for single-parent families in South King County, for the distribution of school supplies.
"Red Canoe is beyond proud to come alongside as partners for our signature Fill the Canoe back-to-school event," said Bridget O'Connor, Community Engagement Officer for Red Canoe Credit Union.
Red Canoe matches every donation: monetary contributions are matched dollar for dollar and school supply donations are matched pound for pound.
Supplies can be dropped off at the following locations during normal business hours:
Vine Maple Place:
Maple Valley: 21730 Dorre Don Way, SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Kent: 24044 104th Ave. SE, Kent, WA 98030
Red Canoe Credit Union:
27022 176th Pl. SE, Covington, WA 98042
At our November 10, 2022 monthly networking luncheon, we presented 16 $25 Fred Meyer gift cards ($400) to The Storehouse food bank for their Thanksgiving fundraising campaign. In addition to the food provided by The Storehouse, families will be able to use the gift cards to buy their own main course, whether it is a traditional turkey, tofu or something specific to their culture.
This donation was made possible by our Good Work Fund, a restricted fund that comes from our member sponsors, each of whom invests $750 or more in the Covington Chamber each year. A portion of their membership investments goes directly to the Good Work Fund.
Every month or so, a committee selects a local cause, project, or community "good work" to support. Past donations include coats for Thrive Wellness Clinic's "No Cold Kid" campaign, $500 to support Oil Change Day, $300 to buy safety vests for litter clean-ups, and $600 to purchase PPE for local businesses at the height of COVID-19.
Thank you to these sponsors for making our Good Work Fund possible: